Professional Development Workshop Series 2011-2012

Nov 04, 2011 10:00

Dr Fahri Karakas


During the 2011-2012 academic year, LCSS is organizing a brand new Professional Development Workshop (PDW) series for PhD and graduate students of all levels. The PDW series will be open to graduate students or researchers from all universities, disciplines and departments.

The goal of these workshops will be to provide graduate students the vision, the knowledge, and relevant resources to develop professional and practical skills on topics such as academic writing, publishing, conducting research, thesis writing, career management, teaching, and more.

 

Workshop 1: Doctoral Students Professional Development

The first workshop will cover the following themes;- Graduate Pathways to Success
- Essential Skills for Doctoral Students
- Not only Survival but Thriving at The Grad School
- Career Advice for PhD Candidates
- Self Management: Self-Discipline and Time Management
- A Strategic Perspective for your PhD

 

Workshop 2: Academic Writing

After the success of the first Professional Development Workshop (PDW), LCSS is bringing you PDW 2 to continue its supporting role for graduate students of all levels, departments and disciplines. Dr Karakas will be discussing how to improve academic writing skills and how to overcome and deal with challenges in writing. The workshop will continue by giving out tips on improving writing, self – management and time management.

How to organize and edit your academic pieces will also be discussed. The workshop will be followed by a Q&A session.

The PDW series will be open to graduate students or researchers from all universities, disciplines and departments.The goal of these workshops is to provide graduate students the vision, the knowledge, and relevant resources to develop professional and practical skills on topics such as academic writing, publishing, conducting research, thesis writing, career management, teaching, and more. If requested, a certificate of the programme will be given to those who attend at least four of the PDW sessions. 

 

Workshop 3: The Ultimate Publishing

LCSS is bringing you PDW 3 to continue its supporting role for graduate students of all levels, departments and disciplines. Dr Karakas will be discussing how to choose publisher for academic paper and how to find co-authors. The workshop will deal with preparation of academic script and editing process before and after, in case of rejections and harsh reviews, the publishing. How to participate in national/international conferences and other research related events will also be debated. The workshop will be followed by and end with a Q&A session. 

The PDW series will be open to graduate students or researchers from all universities, disciplines and departments.The goal of these workshops is to provide graduate students the vision, the knowledge, and relevant resources to develop professional and practical skills on topics such as academic writing, publishing, conducting research, thesis writing, career management, teaching, and more. If requested, a certificate of the programme will be given to those who attend at least four of the PDW sessions.

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Workshop 4: Academic Jobs and Career Management

LCSS brought you PDW 4. Dr Karakas discussed how to manage your career and to provide a basic overview of the Academic Job Search process from both a liberal arts (teaching-focused) and research-focused institutional perspective. Current graduate students figured out how to present their credentials-on paper and in person-in the strongest possible manner. The workshop was followed by end with a Q&A session.

The PDW series will be open to graduate students or researchers from all universities, disciplines and departments. The goal of these workshops is to provide graduate students the vision, the knowledge, and relevant resources to develop professional and practical skills on topics such as academic writing, publishing, conducting research, thesis writing, career management, teaching, and more. If requested, a certificate of the programme will be given to those who attend at least four of the PDW sessions.

 

Workshop 5: The Ultimate Thesis

LCSS is bringing you PDW 5. On the Ultimate Thesis Workshop, Dr Karakas discussed the major points on how to improve the students thesis writing. The discussion included the following questions: Is the thesis statement unified? Is the thesis statement restricted? Is the thesis statement analytic? Is the thesis statement clear? and Is Your Thesis Statement Original and Energetic? The workshop was followed by the Q&A session. 

The Professional Devepopment Workshop (PDW) series are open to graduate students or researchers from all universities, disciplines and departments. The goal of these workshops is to provide graduate students the vision, the knowledge, and relevant resources to develop professional and practical skills on topics such as academic writing, publishing, conducting research, thesis writing, career management, teaching, and more. If requested, a certificate of the programme will be given to those who attend at least four of the PDW sessions.

 

 

Contributors

Dr Fahri Karakas

Fellow at LCSS & Researcher and Lecturer, University of East Anglia

Venue


London Centre for Social Studies (LCSS)

73 Watling Street London EC4M 9BJ



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